I've been AWOL from TE for a while now as my mamma has been unwell again. She's been in hospital most recently after a fall with 2 broken arms and 4 broken ribs. She's on the mend slowly and is now giving us plenty of cheek. When the nurses ask her what her name is, she tells them it's "Wounded Dove". So I dedicate this photo of a swimming pool to my mamma, who loves swimming too.
In my Workshop is an artist's impression of Wounded Dove. (Mum thinks she's a Cree Indian).
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SnapRJW (31621) 2014-01-19 20:50
Good Morning Lisa - Poor Wounded Dove, what a shame but I'm pleased to hear that she is on the mend and will soon be flying high again. Please give her a hug from me and wish her well!
As to your shot - beautiful! A strong and simple composition with your usual mastery over exposure. I love the twinkling lights in the distance as they add a pretty warm contrast to the more somber blues. A light on the horizon!
Take care dear Lisa. Rosemary
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-01-19 22:22
Sorry to hear of your mum being poorly, I am sure she will be on the mend soon especially with all the humour, Wounded Dove, made me chuckle she must not as it will be soar..
Super photo of this ocean scene in Australia, fantastic colours and your Pov, using the wall and chains leading us in to the great view of the sea side town opposite in its night time lights on. Well done.
skippy007 (12510) 2014-01-19 22:47
Sorry to hear Lisa, give mum a kiss and a (gentle)cuddle for me, I wish her speedy recovery. Take care
PS no need to comment on the photo, it great just like all your other ones
jjcordier (77834) 2014-01-19 22:52
Ta pauvre maman a dû bien souffrir et tu as dû être bien occupée pour la soigner. J'espère que sa situation va s'améliorer progressivement et qu'elle pourra bientôt retourner dans cette piscine au bord de mer que tu as bien photographiée.
siudzi (34119) 2014-01-19 23:12
I am sure that you mother loves this beautiful blue hour scene a lot like we do! Absolutely charming and moody view composed with a great artistic sense. A top class shot as always. Take care! All the best!
adidas5nb (5671) 2014-01-19 23:26
a great blue hour shot.love the diagonal line in the frame.great light management and pov.
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-01-20 0:03
beautiful scene!I´m sure your mamma will love it as we do.
The color scheme makes the composition so moody(just love the combination of dominating blue color and so lovely contrasting artificial lights of the town in the far distance).Besides these blue shades here have also huge impact on the mood of the scene.In my opinion they add kind of mysterious look to the scene.
Wish You all the best and my Best Regards to Your Mum
papagolf21 (88135) 2014-01-20 0:05
Bonjour, chère Lisa,
J'apprécie beaucoup cette composition avec ce choix de cadrage.
L'image est belle sans conteste et emplie de sérénité.
Très bonne journée.
Noel_Byrne (26105) 2014-01-20 0:37
So nice to see you post :)
I am sorry to hear about your mom, but I always think that when the cheek starts back, its a good sign of being on the mend. Positive Irish thoughts going out to you both. And you chose a beautiful shot here too; so many perfect photography elements. The lead into the scene from the pier, the crystal clear mirror effect from the water (amazing that I can see right though the water too to the stones at the bottom!!), the lights of the city, the TWO triangles and the perfect rule of thirds. This should be the cover for the Wounded Dove guide to photography perfection!!
Hope you and your mom are up and swimming around in no time at all!! Best of everything to you from the soggy old Emerald isle.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-01-20 2:29
so sorry to hear about your Mama's health problems, much love to you and "wounded dove" for a speedy recovery. Mama's are precious and I know how much of a worry it is when they are not in full flight so to speak. A beautifully tranquil and tantalising composition, love the blues here and the silky sea. Blissful!
snunney (87284) 2014-01-20 3:38
I am very sorry to hear your mum has been in the wars; it must have been a very severe fall. She sounds a very feisty lady and I'm pleased to hear she is getting back to her old self.
The point of view and the diagonal placement of the breakwater makes for a very strong composition. The image is expertly exposed with your usual care and has superb colours and sharpness. I like the repeating motifs of the posts and chain links along with their reflections.
Kielia (23993) 2014-01-20 5:11
this is so attractive with the blue colors attracting the eye. Compositionally, the shot is well balanced – and the pier is giving the shot a great sense of depth. My compliments also for the kind dedication to your poor mum. I am crossing my fingers for a speedy recovery.
Sergiom (63979) 2014-01-20 5:40
She suffered a terrible fall. No wonder she doesn't remember her name.But she have her family around and she must feel the love.
With that heat down under, it must be very inconfortable in the hospital.
I wish you and your family all the best.
rigoletto (34269) 2014-01-20 7:46
wounded dove? now i am starting to sob :(
but how on earth did she break both arms and 4 ribs? my god, that can happen to my mother as well, i should bind her to her couch. it is yet so good to hear about her recovery, i wish the best for her.
and ye olde lisa, made a splendid gift to your broken dove, i hope she sees that too and gets well sooner.
ourania (34433) 2014-01-20 10:27
Hello dear Lisa,
I'm sorry about your mother's accident and that she has to suffer now. On the other hand, I'm glad recovery is going well and wish it will be as speedy and smooth as possible. Such a poetic way to describe her situation and feelings!:) Your picture is so lovely, calm and relaxing, I'm sure it has healing effects too. The blue tones are marvellous and i'ts wonderful to look at the distant coast and cityscape over the fine perspective and this enchanting blue. Congratulations and thank you! I hope you're ok and that things will get better with patience and time.
All the best, take care,
lousat (79772) 2014-01-20 14:16
Ciao Lisa,spero che tutto si sistemi e spero che quella di tua mamma sia solo una battuta per ridere e non sia andata fuori di testa come capita ad una certa eta' (io ne so qualcosa purtroppo).Sono contento di ritrovarti qui con questa bella immagine,speriamo che tutto vada per il meglio! Buona giornata,Luciano
worldcitizen (7301) 2014-01-20 14:37
I'm sorry your mother has been unwell. I hope she heals quickly. This photo is a beautiful get well card. I like the blue hour colors, the diagonal going through the frame, and the lights in the distance.
jcpix (13724) 2014-01-20 16:22
Hello there my dear Lisa,
How are you doing? Difficult circumstances for sure, but by virtue of your note, a strong spirit and sense of strength reside. So glad to know that she's on the mend and doing better, this obviously marks a positive step forward in recovery. I'm more than confident this would make her proud! :)
A gentle and peaceful shot this is, and one that carries personal reflection. With an abundance of blue tones, this caught my eye right away...but there are also many smaller, more intricate details which makes this a compelling image. My favorite of which is the stillness of the foreground water on the left in contrast to the flowing tide and mist along the foreground coastline. The distant city lights are a wonderful compliment to the scene. Continued well wishes and big hugs! Take good care...the both of you! :)
Cheers from the States,
photoray (12968) 2014-01-20 16:22
Sorry to hear your Mom had an accident and ended up with multiple fractures. Certainly no fun and painful.
Perhaps Mom can soak in the Coogee pool in your scene and heal quickly.
I acquired polio at the age of two. And water, via hot lengthy soaks in the tub helped to heal me, plus love from my family, spoiling me with attention.
I have always felt fortunate to be alive.
carlo62 (36121) 2014-01-20 16:38
puoi dire alla tua mamma che non è una colomba ferita, ma un delfino che ha bisogno di tornare in acqua, quella stessa acqua che tu fotografi con tanto amore.
La tua foto è emblematica, tua madre è in un triste momento, come può essere una piscina senza bambini, ma, come nella tua foto, le luci sono vicine, basta attendere poco tempo.
Un abbraccio a te e una buona guarigione alla tua mamma
mkamionka (31467) 2014-01-21 3:42
I am really sorry to hear about your mamma being unwell. Broken ribs and arms sounds quite serious to me. But it sounds from what you wrote that she is in good hands and on the way to recover.
Beautiful photo so full of fantastic ambience makes a nice dedication. You have perfectly used the fence in the foreground together with its reflection to enhance the composition. We can see the subtle fog over the waves due to the long exposure -very impressive effect. Beautiful blue hour photo with unique blue color tones. A real master piece.
dkmurphys (50730) 2014-01-21 6:17
Superb image, it's sad that has such a tragic event...hope your mother will be better!
fotka (3765) 2014-01-21 6:21
Sorry to hear about your mamma and wish her quick recovery.
Simple diagonal composition with perfect reflection during blue hour.
ikeharel (60363) 2014-01-21 7:17
A wonderful blue hour photo, with blue dominating tones.
Fine depth and clarity, as you always do best, and the shining illuminated ppart of town is outstanding on image's space.
My best hopes for your Mom's health, this is the most importent nowadays for you.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-22 0:45
As in your photo Lisa, there is always light near the horizon. I am sure your mom will pass over the dark period towards those lights. Wish her a speedy recovery.
This is a superb blue hour shot, with those lights breaking the monotony of blue. Nice diagonal composition from a well chosen POV. I like your choice of title very apt. Thanks for sharing.
emka (82572) 2014-01-22 9:43
Ciao Lisa, I often think about your Mamma and I am worried about her health. so I am so sorry that she had this fall with multiple fractures. I am sure she makes everything to give you cheeks. How frail she must be now. Wounded dove - how beautifully she calls herself. I wish your Mom and you all the best, speed recovery and joyful swimming in Coogee.
Marvelous photo, you could print it and hang in the hospital wall.
Best regards Malgo
ktanska (25301) 2014-01-22 11:43
Diagonal line and clear blue water are quite strong elements on this. And long exposure makes it look smooth as always. Hmm, I saw many beaches, and at least at the moment I couldn't tell one from another.
Workshop is just lovely.
(Return trip went fine, read a lot and managed to sleep longer than usual on a plane.)
jemaflor (87345) 2014-01-22 23:19
Nice photo, I like the depth with this good presence of the pier at a lovely blue tone, perfectly captured.
rbassin (19179) 2014-01-23 5:00
une magnifique photo toute en bleue.
Un très bel effet de perspective avec un très bon graphisme des poteaux.
J'aime bien la lumière sur la ville.
macjake (58862) 2014-01-23 6:21
you're well known on TE for posting dedications, but this one is probably at the top of the list :)
Does your mom know you posted this with her in mind?
I wonder how she'd feel about it.
Honestly, I was thinking the worst for your mother when you told me what had happened...poor mom! So happy to hear she's on the mend, and there's no better prognosis than seeing that wit she normally has...no doctor can give that prognosis!
lovely dedication post. Keep positive!
fabbs99 (16803) 2014-01-23 7:46
Hello Dear Lisa,
Wonderful image of the blue sea.The low pov makes this a very special composition as you get to cover a lot of blue sky.Really nice work.A creative effort and a real mastershot. TFS.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-01-23 8:33
innanzi tutto tanti auguri di pronta e copmpleta guarigione per la tua mamma.
Quanto alla foto hai avuto un bel pensiero nei suoi confronti e c'è da osservare come anche in uno scatto piuttosto semplice come questo c'è sempre qualcosa che ricorda il tuo particolare stile.
Non sfugge il bel gioco delle onde che battono sulla scogliera e disegnano ricami biancastri.
Gestione della luce perfetta e composizione di grande effetto in una efficacissima ora blu.
Silvio1953 (126846) 2014-01-24 8:57
Ciao Lisa, anzitutto tanti auguri per la tua mamma, apprezzerà molto la dedica di questa splendida foto, favolosa ora blu con magnifica prospettiva e fantastici riflessi, grazioso ed interessante il disegno del WS,. bravissima, un grande abbraccio Silvio
Waylim (25368) 2014-01-24 9:21
I'm so sorry to hear about your mamma. It sounded like she is in a lot of pain, 2 broken arms and 4 Ribs. My father recently was also suffers from a fall and still in the hosp with severe head injuries and blood concussion. We don't expect him to come out of the hospital any time soon. I know what you are going through.
This is such a lovely image to dedicate to your mamma. She would be proud. I love the blue tone, so rich and deep like velvet. Love the composition using the pier to lead the viewers in to the bay and distance city lights. The WS of the Wounded Dove is so cute, reminded me something I would do as a kid. So pure and innocent. Not like me now, so naughty.
My sincere wish that your mamma a speedy recovery.
annjackman (20371) 2014-01-25 11:20
Glad to hear that your mum is on the mend now. I love this image with its strong diagonal and blue hour hues. Gorgeous quality.
Cricri (109661) 2014-01-28 11:01
Hi dear Lisa
Joli titre et image pour ta maman, a qui je souhaite un bon rétablissement, cette image est splendide, j'aime la transparence de l'eau, la perspective, les reflets et la successions des poteau, la ville éclairée au loin, dans un joli univers bleu
Didi (58086) 2014-02-02 9:48
Nice picture in the blue hour
Good exposure control with a slow speed
I think that is was possible to frame to see the end of the pier
ChrisJ (101782) 2014-02-07 11:53
A well composed blue hour seascape and a nice dedication to your spirited mother. Nice reflections and a peaceful, tranquil mood captured here. Good graphism and perspective are added by the diagonal fence starting in the bottom right corner. Tfs!
tyro (21114) 2014-02-07 17:05
Cao cara Lisa,
A lovely thoughtful and endearing note and a fine dedication to your poor mamma. An inteersting workshop picture too. I do hope that she makes a quick recovery from her ordeal.
This is a beautifully composed photograph. I have read others' comments about the composition and whether or not the tip of the pier should have been truncated or not but, to me, it matters not a whit - the composition is excellent and, after all, the tip of the pier is just about to disappear anyway. The composition has a wonderfully strong boldness in the fore and mid grounds but that in the distance is much softer and more soothing.
The light and the colours are beautiful and you have made the very most of them. Perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness throughout.
Angshu (56406) 2014-02-19 20:35
Hello dear Lisa
I hope your mother is doing better now...I pray for her speedy recovery
A lovely picture in shades of cool blue, taken I presume very early, with the slow shutter speed adding to the mystic effect in this picture